Henry Lawson

(17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales)

Henry Lawson Poems

321. And The Bairns Will Come 3/26/2010
322. Beaten Back 3/26/2010
323. The Captain Of The Push 1/3/2003
324. Bonnie New South Wales 3/26/2010
325. Second Class Wait Here 3/26/2010
326. Foreign Lands 3/26/2010
327. Introduction – A Glimpse Of Boyhood 3/26/2010
328. When The Bush Begins To Speak 3/27/2010
329. Booth's Drum [1] 3/26/2010
330. At The Tug-0-War 3/26/2010
331. Old North Sydney 3/26/2010
332. The Shearers 1/1/2004
333. Saint Peter 3/26/2010
334. Laughing And Sneering 3/26/2010
335. Bill And Jim Fall Out 3/26/2010
336. And What Have You To Say? 3/26/2010
337. Divorced 3/26/2010
338. The Poets Of The Tomb 12/31/2002
339. The Drover's Sweetheart 12/31/2002
340. The Wattle 1/1/2004
341. Song Of The Dardanelles 3/26/2010
342. On Looking Through An Old Punishment Book [at Eurunderee School] 3/26/2010
343. Do You Think That I Do Not Know? 3/26/2010
344. My Army, O, My Army! 3/26/2010
345. Never, Never Land 3/26/2010
346. Ireland Shall Rebel 3/26/2010
347. New Life, New Love 3/26/2010
348. Lachlan Side 3/26/2010
349. Antony Villa 3/26/2010
350. Grey Wolves Grey 3/26/2010
351. The Things We Dare Not Tell 1/3/2003
352. For'Ard 1/1/2004
353. The Lights Of Cobb & Co. 1/1/2004
354. By Hut, Homestead And Shearing Shed, 3/26/2010
355. Fighting Hard 3/26/2010
356. The Shame Of Going Back 12/31/2002
357. Dawgs Of War 3/26/2010
358. A Word To Texas Jack 3/26/2010
359. My Father-In-Law And I 3/26/2010
360. Bourke 3/26/2010

Comments about Henry Lawson

  • hethin wils0n (11/13/2017 5:54:00 PM)

    you pomes are good. and the pome that I rilry

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  • Garry Sharp (8/7/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Joan, re terms
    A 'sliprail' is used. In place of a gate at the entrance of a stock yard. More than one rail can be used. They are slipped out of the way to permit animals to enter or leave the enclosure. They are mentioned in Henry's famous poem, The Sliprail and the Spur.
    'Select' was the process of acquiring a parcel of land. It was a process of encouraging closer settlement of farming land and was a sub-division of a squatter's land. Have a look at Henry's The Free Selector's Daughter.
    Henry is indeed a genius. One of my favourites is Because of Her Father's Blood, also Booth's Drum 2

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  • Ruby Honeytip Ruby Honeytip (11/24/2012 12:15:00 AM)

    His poems are sprinkled all through my life and I find it a comfort to wander through the legacy of his work. What a cracker of a poet he was: ^)

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  • Atlas Atlas (5/7/2012 5:29:00 AM)

    he is the best poet and he is an inspiration

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  • Jann Rau Jann Rau (4/28/2012 11:01:00 PM)

    What cool poems, reminds me of the late Barry Crump

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  • Sara Smith (1/23/2012 5:25:00 AM)

    I love Henry Lawson's work. Here's a reply to Lynda on Lake Eliza - I think you might find it in The Rising Of The Court by the man himself, published in 1910 but I have never seen an actual copy, just reproduced parts. There is a reference ISBN: 1920897437. :)

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  • Lynda Cracknell (9/30/2011 7:21:00 PM)

    Can anyone tell me what publication (if any) contains the poem about Lake Eliza? I see it's now on poemhunter, but we were once told it wasn't published anywhere. Not sure whether that was true or not.

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  • Joan Solomon (10/13/2008 12:40:00 PM)

    I enjoy the poetry, but I wish there was a dictionary for terms that make no sense to me. (sliprails, select)

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  • Stiffy Tiffy (3/6/2006 4:27:00 PM)

    i really liked ur poem after all u did a really good job on it

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  • Chezz Lr (12/24/2005 9:07:00 PM)

    where is the waterlilly? ..... i cant find the poem 'The Water-Lilly' does any one know where i could find it?

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Best Poem of Henry Lawson

Andy's Gone With Cattle

Our Andy's gone to battle now
'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
Our Andy's gone with cattle now
Across the Queensland border.

He's left us in dejection now;
Our hearts with him are roving.
It's dull on this selection now,
Since Andy went a-droving.

Who now shall wear the cheerful face
In times when things are slackest?
And who shall whistle round the place
When Fortune frowns her blackest?

Oh, who shall cheek the squatter now
When he comes round us snarling?
His tongue is growing hotter now
Since Andy ...

Read the full of Andy's Gone With Cattle


It is stuffy in the steerage where the second-classers sleep,
For there's near a hundred for'ard, and they're stowed away like sheep, --
They are trav'lers for the most part in a straight 'n' honest path;
But their linen's rather scanty, an' there isn't any bath --
Stowed away like ewes and wethers that is shore 'n' marked 'n' draft.
But the shearers of the shearers always seem to travel aft;
In the cushioned cabins, aft,
With saloons 'n' smoke-rooms, aft --

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